- Mar 3, 2014
That doesn’t make sense, which is why they don’t care. Whomever the scalper sells the product to, will still look for software and accessories, otherwise the hardware might as well be a paperweight for the consumer.
To your second point, if there was competition, MAYBE. However, at the moment, the PlayStation is the only platform where a consumer can play Sony software, same goes for Microsoft and the Xbox.
First, scalpers are sitting on thousands of units at any given time that would otherwise be in the hands of gamers already. Second, when somebody pays an extra few hundred to a thousand more for a console, that's a few hundred to a thousand more that they don't have to spend on games, etc.
Not everyone is tied to an ecosystem. Not everyone really cares enough about which console they own to wait six months for the one they prefer. There are tons of casual gamers out there.